Growth and Proportionality in Patients with Down Syndrome
Down syndrome is the only human autosomal aneuploidy where the development can be studied from birth to adulthood. Hyposomia is the most striking of its symptoms besides mental retardation. Children with Down syndrome are at all ages shorter than “normal” children. Dysproportionality in body build in Down patients is also very characteristic (Göllesz, 1968; Fay et al., 1967), whereas deviation from the mean in majority is less significant in most other body measurements.
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